20.4.11

Trailing the Streets!

Just recently in Sydney a great event unlike no other occurred. Of huge excitement to us bargain hunters and op shop trawlers was the "Garage Sale Trail". The community at large was invited to register their garage sale for the 10th April. We were all invited to do it by bike by all the great bicycle organisations here. Good idea, but like we needed any encouraging. Bah!

Here is a pic of us all meeting at the pre-arranged stop...


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Cargo bikes were brought along for the shopping extravaganza... Someone would have made good use of them surely!

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But an actual group ride didn't eventuate. Was this a problem..? No way! It all added to the thrill and camaraderie of the day. I mean who wants to descend on a garage sale with 20 or more people in tow and then battle to look at each seller's personality laid bare on a rug, table or rack? I was lucky enough to go with S-boy (ultimate bike minder) and Darling Fred (our elegant friend with excellent map skills).

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It was much more enjoyable to search for treasures in small packs... To ride on up with a smile and to ring your bell and wave at the other cyclists about. I took the opportunity to photograph mighty fine bikes throughout the day...

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A Gazelle special!

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This one was actually for sale!

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How good is the colour?

It was an enjoyable, colourful day. But the best part for me was the very pleasant vibe that perpetrated through the day. There was a lovely neighborhood feel, the sellers were all happy to have stalls and chat to their visitors. Some streets had a party vibe going with balloons and music.

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So what did we find? Darling Fred did himself proud with a bike rack for his apartment for an itty bitty sum. I found jewelry and a ridiculous giant tulle skirt (inspired by J-Bot's tutu-wearing bike shot). But my ultimate best purchase especially since it is bike related is pictured below...

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Admire how well it works on Sister Abernathy!

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We covered a lot of sales on the day and a lot of ground. There was no better way. Too many parking problems for cars and too much time lost walking. We heart the City of Sydney's community initiatives!

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Photo found at the clydesdale project

Pish Tosh xx






3 comments:

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Your cycle images is so fantastic and unique to others.

K-star said...

Cheers, thanks so much for letting us know your thoughts!

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